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Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature / Edition 1
     

Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature / Edition 1

by Richard D. Altick
 

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ISBN-10: 039309376X

ISBN-13: 9780393093766

Pub. Date: 02/28/1974

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Life in the Victorian period, focusing on the social, religious, scientific, and artistic movements that characterized the age.
The reputation of the Victorian age in England has undergone many vicissitudes, but it is now higher than ever. In this important study, Richard D. Altick moves us toward an understanding of the social, intellectual, and theological crises

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Life in the Victorian period, focusing on the social, religious, scientific, and artistic movements that characterized the age.
The reputation of the Victorian age in England has undergone many vicissitudes, but it is now higher than ever. In this important study, Richard D. Altick moves us toward an understanding of the social, intellectual, and theological crises that Carlyle and Dickens, Tennyson and Arnold were daily struggling to solve. And the issues were many: the revolution in class structure and class attitudes; the rise of utilitarianism and the evangelical spirit; the crisis in religion, including the Oxford movement and Darwinism; the democratization of culture; the place of art and the artist in an industrial, bourgeois society; the effects of industrialism, especially on the way people live. Altick brings to the discussion of these complicated questions the lively and sensitive intelligence that his many readers have come to expect. He includes contemporary illustrations and a full reference index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393093766
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1974
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
323
Sales rank:
516,335
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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